Thursday, 29 November 2012

Product Photography - Back to School

I know I am not alone with this and am calling out in frustration for help. Anyone setting up online has to meet and tame the dreaded photography monster - at the moment the little beast is getting the better of me.

I have read and re-read pages and pages of tips. I have spoken with photographers who clearly do know what they're doing and I am still struggling.

I diffuse bright natural light. I watch out for hard shadows. I use a camera which allows me to make adjustments (frankly need a course on these) and have had some help getting a basic set-up. I have a tripod - and use it. I have a light-tent for white background shots - and use it (still not brilliant). I AM DOING SOMETHING WRONG.

I need help. Maybe that's all I needed to write in the first place. I'll be back when the fairs are over to tell you how they went and maybe I'll have formed a photo training plan by then. Hope so.



  1. I've always thought your pictures are very good. I spend a lot more time editing my pictures than I do taking them (not sure if that's right?!) - but maybe you could think about some simple editing if you don't already. Perhaps brightening them up a tad. Or for white backgrounds you can use

    1. Thank you. I do use photoshop and increasingly alter brightness more than I used to - good tip. I have a light tent for white background shots but need to get better at using it. I have a very useful book on my wish list for Father Christmas' attention, fingers crossed.